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Laboratory of Data Discovery for Health (D²4H) sets to play pivotal role in gathering and curating massive, unique data resources and developing new, deep, frontier analytics for protecting global public health and improving individual healthcare through precision medicine.
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Professor Joseph WU
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Our R&D Centres are actively looking for talents. Check back from time to time to see the constantly updated job vacancies that would be the right fit for you.
Laboratory of Data Discovery for Health, Centre for Transformative Garment Production, Hong Kong Quantum AI Lab, Advanced Biomedical Instrumentation Centre, Centre for Immunology & Infection, Centre for Oncology and Immunology, Centre for Translational Stem Cell Biology, Laboratory for Synthetic Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Centre for Virology, Vaccinology and Therapeutics
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14 Jul 2022
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InnoHK Launch Ceremony marks milestone in promoting HK’s I&T development

InnoHK Launch Ceremony was held today (May 25) at the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks (HKSTP). It marked a milestone in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government's commitment to promoting Hong Kong's innovation and technology (I&T).
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25 May 2022
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Professor Joseph Wu had discussion at the webinar “Vaccine Chatbots: The role of AI in driving demand”

The Laboratory of Data Discovery for Health‘s Lead Scientist – Professor Joseph Wu discussed the use of chatbots for COVID-19 vaccination in the webinar “Vaccine Chatbots: The role of AI in driving demand” held at 20:00 (HK Time) on March 24, 2022.
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24 Mar 2022
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Further updates on modelling the Omicron Fifth Wave

Professor Gabriel Leung (right), Dean of HKU Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine (HKUMed) and Chief Scientific Officer of the Laboratory of Data Discovery for Health (D24H) together with Professor Joseph Wu, Professor of Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health of HKUMed and Lead Scientist of D24H, presented the updates on modelling th
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22 Mar 2022
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Professor Joseph Wu spoke at “An International Forum COVID-19 and Beyond” online

Professor Joseph Wu, Lead Scientist of the Laboratory of Data Discovery for Health, was invited as one of the keynote speakers of “An International Forum COVID-19 and Beyond” at 16:00 – 18:30 (HK Time) on March 15, 2022. Professor Wu discussed the topic “Nowcasting epidemics of COVID-19 in Hong Kong” in the online forum.
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15 Mar 2022
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Further update on estimation of Hong Kong’s infection figures in the fifth wave of COVID-19

Based on the mathematics modeling developed by HKU Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine (HKUMed), the HKUMed research team led by Professor Gabriel Leung, Dean of HKUMed and Chief Scientific Officer of the Laboratory of Data Discovery for Health, projected a significant drop in Hong Kong’s infection figures in the fifth wave of COVID-19 by the end of March,
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15 Mar 2022
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D²4H Scientific Talk Series: Interpretable Deep Learning to Predict Drug Repurposing from Multilayer Biological Network

Join us virtually for the seminar “Interpretable Deep Learning to Predict Drug Repurposing from Multilayer Biological Network” co-organised by the Laboratory of Data Discovery for Health (D24H)) and the Department of Pharmacology and Pharmacy of The University of Hong Kong.
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09 Mar 2022
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The latest estimation of infection number in the fifth wave of COVID-19 in Hong Kong

According to the latest update of the mathematics modeling developed by HKU Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine (HKUMed), the fifth wave of COVID-19 in Hong Kong has already peaked on March 4 (last Friday), with daily infection number having been predicted to drop below 1,000 starting April 23.
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09 Mar 2022
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Professor Joseph Wu spoke at the online conference “大數據應用研討會”

Professor Joseph Wu, Lead Scientist of the Laboratory of Data Discovery for Health, talked about how to collate and curate data resources for developing novel, deep, frontier analytics in healthcare at the online conference “大數據應用研討會” at 16:00 – 18:30 (HK Time) on March 4, 2022.
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04 Mar 2022
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An updated estimation of infections amid surging fifth wave of COVID-19 in Hong Kong

According to an updated estimation from a study led by Professor Gabriel Leung, Dean of HKU Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine (HKUMed) and Chief Scientific Officer of the Laboratory of Data Discovery for Health, the fifth wave of COVID-19 in Hong Kong is expected to peak in the coming week [in early March] or so, at 182,738 new daily infections or 35,121 newly reported cases per day.
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01 Mar 2022
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Earmarked budget of HK$10 billion by the Hong Kong government for establishing the proposed “InnoLife Healthtech Hub”

According to the Budget 2022-2023 announced by the Hong Kong government on February 23, 2022, the government proposed to earmark about HK$10 billion for establishing the “InnoLife Healthtech Hub” in the Hong Kong-Shenzhen Innovation and Technology Park (HKSTPC) at the Lok Ma Chau Loop. The first batch of buildings are expected to be completed by the end of 2024.
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25 Feb 2022
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Updated forecast for COVID-19 infections in Hong Kong released

According to an updated forecast shown by researchers of the Laboratory of Data Discovery for Health (D24H) and the HKUMed’s WHO Collaborating Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Control, the daily COVID-19 infections in Hong Kong are likely to peak at nearly 183,000 in early March,
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24 Feb 2022
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Updates on modelling the fifth wave of COVID-19 in Hong Kong

In a press conference held by HKUMed on February 10, 2022, the research team led by Professor Gabriel Leung, Dean of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong; Helen and Francis Zimmern Professor in Population Health and Chair Professor of Public Health Medicine, HKUMed; Chief Scientific Officer, Laboratory of Data Discovery for Health (D24H),
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10 Feb 2022
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Online conversation with Professor Benjamin Cowling held by Asia Society Hong Kong Center

The Asia Society Hong Kong Center has invited Professor Benjamin Cowling, Lead Scientist of Laboratory of Data Discovery for Health (D24H), to a discussion of the past, present, and future of COVID-19. The online conversation will be held on February 16, 2022 (Wednesday) at 15:00 – 16:00 (HK Time).
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09 Feb 2022
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D²4H’s research teams graduated from the Lean Launcher Programme of HKSTP

Two research teams representing the Laboratory of Data Discovery for Health (D24H) participated in the Lean Launcher Programme (the “Programme”), an entrepreneurial mindset and technology translation skills training workshop organised by the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP), and have completed its first module in January 2022.
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27 Jan 2022
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D²4H and The University of Sydney celebrate global collaboration

The Laboratory of Data Discovery for Health (D24H) and The University of Sydney (USYD) jointly held a launching event today (November 10, 2021) to announce the official establishment of a global collaborative hub to address public health issues and improve individual healthcare that have been of global concern through artificial intelligence (AI) analytics and data-driven approaches.
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10 Nov 2021
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D²4H received the Vaccine Confidence Fund (VCF) grant through Global Impact

The Laboratory of Data Discovery for Health (D24H) has been one of the Vaccine Confidence Fund (VCF) grant recipients to work on research on the best use of social media and online platforms to better understand as well as increase vaccination confidence and uptake.
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14 Oct 2021
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Dr Maria Zhu won the 16th “China Young Women Scientist Award”

Dr Maria Zhu won the 16th “China Young Women Scientist Award”
Dr Maria Zhu, a Co-Investigator at the Laboratory of Data Discovery for Health (D²4H), won the 16th “China Young Women Scientist Award” in recognition of her research achievements.
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14 Oct 2021
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HKU has the greatest share of nine research laboratories admitted to the Government’s InnoHK Research Clusters

The University of Hong Kong (HKU) is playing a leading role in InnoHK, a major initiative of the Hong Kong Government to develop Hong Kong as a hub for global research.
Nine research laboratories, the most among local universities, are established at HKU with a funding of over $3 billion over five years.
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14 Oct 2021
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Chief Executive Mrs Carrie Lam visits D²4H

The Chief Executive Mrs Carrie Lam, Secretary for Innovation and Technology Mr Alfred Sit, Permanent Secretary for Innovation and Technology Ms Annie Choi, Commissioner for Innovation and Technology Ms Rebecca Pun, and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation
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31 Aug 2021
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D²4H Scientific Talk Series: How to Effectively Utilise the Observational Health Data Sciences and Informatics (OHDSI) Platform for International Research Collaboration in Pharmaceutical Industry and Health Sector

Join us virtually for our seminar entitled “How to Effectively Utilise the Observational Health Data Sciences and Informatics (OHDSI) Platform for International Research Collaboration in Pharmaceutical Industry and Health Sector”.
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30 Jul 2021
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Professor Gabriel Leung joins the BloodCounts! team

Professor Gabriel Leung, Chief Scientific Officer of the Laboratory of Data Discovery for Health (D²4H), will take part in the BloodCounts! team who has won the 2nd prize at The Trinity Challenge 2021.
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28 Jun 2021
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Professor Benjamin Cowling honoured with an MBE in the 2021 Queen’s Birthday Honours List

Professor Benjamin Cowling, Lead Scientist of the Laboratory of Data Discovery for Health (D²4H), was honoured with Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2021 Queen’s Birthday Honours List.
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17 Jun 2021
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HKSTP x HKUMed Online Workshop: Clear and Effective IP Strategy – the Gateway to Commercialisation

Join us virtually for the first Entrepreneurship Training workshop co-organised by the Hong Kong Science Park (HKSTP) and the Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine of The University of Hong Kong (HKUMed). The online workshop specially for research talents of InnoHK Centres under HKUMed will focus on Intellectual Property (IP).
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03 Jun 2021
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Professor Yi Guan conferred the 2021 John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health Award

Professor Yi Guan, Lead Scientist of the Laboratory of Data Discovery for Health (D²4H), received the 2021 John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health Award conferred by the Gairdner Foundation for his significant contributions to understanding the origins and options for control of newly emerging infectious disease outbreaks in Asia.
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07 Apr 2021
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D²4H Scientific Talk Series: Leveraging healthcare big data for screening and treatment of lipid disorders in the United Kingdom and Hong Kong

Join us virtually for our seminar entitled “Leveraging healthcare big data for screening and treatment of lipid disorders in the United Kingdom and Hong Kong”.
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30 Mar 2021
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Professor Gabriel Leung joined the board of Wellcome Trust – a global health foundation

Two leading scientists will join the board of Wellcome, the global health foundation announced today.
Professor Gabriel Leung is Dean of Medicine and Helen and Francis Zimmern Professor in Population Health at the University of Hong Kong (HKU).
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25 Feb 2021
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Opening Ceremony of the Laboratory of Data Discovery for Health

The opening ceremony of the Laboratory of Data Discovery for Health (D²4H) was held on 24 February 2021. The ceremony, officiated by the Chief Scientific Officer and Lead Scientists of the D²4H, was graced by the presence of representatives from HKU Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine (HKUMed), Estates Office of The University of Hong Kong (HKU) and HKU Innovation Holdings Limited. At the ceremony
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24 Feb 2021
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D²4H has commenced operation at the Hong Kong Science Park

The Laboratory of Data Discovery for Health (D²4H) has commenced operation at the Hong Kong Science Park in January 2021. The office space of D²4H can accommodate up to a hundred research talents from all around the world. It also features communal and meeting space for idea exchange and incubation.
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26 Jan 2021
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HKSTP Thought-leadership Series: Using Artificial Intelligence to Control the Growing Epidemic of Vaccine Hesitancy and Refusal

Join us virtually for our first webinar entitled “Using Artificial Intelligence to Control the Growing Epidemic of Vaccine Hesitancy and Refusal” in collaboration with the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation and HKU Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine. The webinar will bring out the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to control the growing epidemic of vaccine hesitancy and refusal.
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14 Jan 2021
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Professor Benjamin Cowling conferred as RGC Senior Research Fellow

Seven HKU academics conferred as RGC inaugural Senior Research Fellows and Research Fellows
Seven academics across different academic backgrounds from the University of Hong Kong (HKU) were awarded under the inaugural Research Fellow Scheme (RFS) and Senior Research Fellow Scheme (SRFS) of the Research Grants Council (RGC)
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10 Jan 2021
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D²4H SCIENTIFIC TALK SERIES: Introduction of AI Avengers – ABCD5IR

We were pleased to invite Dr Charleston Sin (Executive Director of MIT Hong Kong innovation Node) to give our first talk on health and digital technologies on 11 December 2020. The objective of this talk was to level set seven emerging digital technologies – AI, Blockchain, Cloud Computing, Big Data, 5G, IOT and Robotic.
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11 Dec 2020
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